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    The other day I was playing HU in 10-seater a SNG. When the person busted out in 3rd I was in bad shape: the chip leader had me covered 9:1 and I was down to 10BBs. Nevertheless I battled through and with a little bit of luck I'd crawled back to being 3:1 behind. Perfect time to get dealt pocket aces :)

    I made 3x raise from the BB, and got called. The flop came down 5h 4h Qh and my opponent makes a 1/2 pot bet into me. Despite the flush being on the table, I figured I couldn't fold my hand so shoved on him (about 2x pot size). I got called and my opponent turned over Qs 8s for a pair of queens. I rubed my hands with glee as I was almost guaranteed a double up. Except of course poker is a strange game, and it didn't work out that way. The turn came down as a 6, then on the river a 7 came down. My opponent had gone from having 2 outs on the flop to rivering a straight :)

    Of course, this is the nature of the game, and I wasn't particularly bummed out as I was behind the whole way and figured I'd made the right decision. Nevertheless, it got me wondering whether you guys have any horror stories of suckouts and bad beats that keep you awake at night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambini View Post
    Nevertheless, it got me wondering whether you guys have any horror stories of suckouts and bad beats that keep you awake at night?
    No, not really. I figure if a suckout keeps you awake at night then it is time to quit the game. I did lose once after flopping four queens to a straight flush wheel on the river. I must admit, that one made me shake my head. Thanks for making me remember ...
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    The first time I got stacked live kinda stuck in my mind for a while.

    20NL cash game, it folds to the CO who limps. button folds and I make it 1,- Euro from the SB w/ KQs. Villain calls. Flop comes Q2x rainbow (no possible straight draws). I lead 2,- Euro, villain calls again. Turn is a 5, I lead 4,- Euros, villain calls again. River is another 5, which is slightly worrying because something like A5 now beats me, but, you know, monsters under the bed and all that, can't worry too much, so I ship in my remaining 14,- Euro. Villain snaps me and flips up aces. Whoops!! -nice hand sir.
    At the time I re-bought, thinking I'd analyse after, but though I still played kind of ok (for my level at the time) and I did win about 5,- Euro back, I was still shaken up about an hour later, so I quit the game. And then it really hit me: I got rope-a-doped.

    The reason I beat myself up over it for a while was it was unusual for this player to play so passively after the flop and I should have realised he was slowplaying something. I later found (as live you do play a lot less hands than online, especially in a self-dealt game) he was a typical "reverse" player (strong means weak, weak means strong). Only raising with hands one 'd just as soon take the blinds with, rather than seeing a flop and limping the monsters/speculative hands pre-flop, for example. I made an adjustment and he didn't adjust back, so I think I made more back from that guy than the 16,- he still "owed me", but then one night some very nice policemen walked into the bar and informed us that if we didn't stop playing (for money) there, they'd have to come and raid us, so that game disappeared, unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIME View Post
    No, not really. I figure if a suckout keeps you awake at night then it is time to quit the game. I did lose once after flopping four queens to a straight flush wheel on the river. I must admit, that one made me shake my head. Thanks for making me remember ...
    Damn ... I was awake all last night! Curse you, bambini.
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    One time, I had pocket Jacks and.... (you know how this ends, right?).

    Everyone who replies to this thread with a bad beat story will be asked to pay $50 to everyone who reads it (with a $49 discount if it's amusing).

    In all honesty I can't think of any amusing suckouts or bad beat stories at the moment. There are probably many... but when it comes to poker it helps to have a short memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIME View Post
    Damn ... I was awake all last night! Curse you, bambini.
    Oh dear, have I triggered some long-repressed memories? Sorry ;)

    Getting sucked out with quads really sucks, I feel for you. On the plus side, it's therapeutic to process these thorny memories in the long-run (probably).
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    Not to worry, bambini ... I was just kidding. I slept like a log! I do like the tan lines though!!!
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    I can't remember any hands, been too long since I played. :)
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    Yeah, that's right. I bumped it.

    I can't figure out why I never replied to this thread. Mostly because quads losing to a straight flush would earn me $150,000 right now in my local casino.

    Which I have come very close to hitting in recent weeks.

    Anyway, I think I've been pretty good about not posting my really bad beats during the past few years, but one happened a few weeks ago that's still making smoke come out of my ears.

    I was at the final table, live chips and cards, 8 got paid and we had 9 left. I was in 3rd place. I looked down on the button to see KK. The shortie shoved for $17,000, I had about $65,000. The chip leader then shoved over the short stack! I knew he was only doing this to isolate so I didn't expect him to have a big hand, and I was right: A7 offsuit. I shoved my KK. The short stack had AJ off.

    Flop was all low cards, I was pumped. I would be the massive chip leader if I can just fade an ace; they each have one so there's only 2 left in the whole deck. Turn is like a 4 or something.

    "Keep it low, keep it low..."

    Yes!!! The river is an 8. I'm counting the massive pot in my head when they start shipping it to the chip leader.

    "What are you doing?" I ask the dealer. "I have kings."

    He points to the river. The &$#%* eight gave the A7 a straight.

    Man, it makes me so mad even now just thinking about it.

    I don't mind losing the hand. An ace hits the flop, I understand. But no ace comes out and I still lose the hand????
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    I bet folding KK is closer to being the right play than you think. If it were 4 left/3 pay it just might be a fold in you were 2nd. Here, bah, I can't fold KK to that move, plus the advantage you'd gain for winning is important. At least you cashed. :)
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